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Channa Montijn  Identity Verified
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Dec 14, 2003

To all of you Prozcom members!

[Edited at 2003-12-14 18:51]

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Channa Montijn  Identity Verified
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Thanks Dec 14, 2003

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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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¡Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo! Dec 14, 2003

Para todos, desde México.

Juan Jacob.

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Frohe Weihnachten sowie ein gesundes, glückliches und erfolgreiches Neues Jahr 2004 Dec 14, 2003

... an alle ProZianer, aus Kiew !

Einen guten Rutsch !

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sabina moscatelli  Identity Verified
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Buon Natale Dec 14, 2003

e Felice Anno Nuovo,

from Italy.


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Joyeux Noël... Dec 14, 2003

Joyeux Noël et un tas de bonnes choses, de bons moments, de belles traductions,( à 1$ le mot), enfin tout ce que vous pouvez désirer, tout celà et beaucoup plus c'est ce que je demande pour tous les Proziens pour 2004.!!!
Cordialement à tous.

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Felices fiestas Dec 14, 2003

Happy holidays to all proZians and to the great staff and moderators.

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Valeria Verona  Identity Verified
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Felicidades! Dec 15, 2003

Best wishes from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Dominique de Izaguirre  Identity Verified
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Mis mejores deseos Dec 15, 2003

Y un año lleno de paz, trabajo y cosas buenas.


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Happy Holidays to everyone - even the atheists :-) Dec 17, 2003

Remember that not everyone shares the same religion - or even has one!

May the New Year bring peace to this planet!


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ÚíÏ ãíáÇÏ ãÌíÏ æßá ÚÇã æÃäÊã ÈÎíÑ Dec 18, 2003

Eid Milad majid (Merry Christmas)
Kul Aam Wa Antum B'Khayr (Happy New Year)

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Wishing You All a Merry Holiday Season! Dec 20, 2003

A Christmas Poem

'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves".
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.
And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.

Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

The runners had been removed from his sleigh;
The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A.
And people had started to call for the cops
When they heard sled noises on their roof-tops.
Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened.
His fur trimmed red suit was called "Unenlightened."

And to show you the strangeness of life's ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose
And had gone on Geraldo, in front of the nation,
Demanding millions in over-due compensation.

So, half of the reindeer were gone; and his wife,
Who suddenly said she'd enough of this life,
Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz,
Demanding from now on her title was Ms.

And as for the gifts, why, he'd ne'er had a notion
That making a choice could cause so much commotion.
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.
Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacific.

No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.
And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.
For they raised the hackles of those psychological
Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

No baseball, no football...someone could get hurt;
Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe;
And Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

So Santa just stood there, disheveled, perplexed;
He just could not figure out what to do next.
He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
But you've got to be careful with that word today.
His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground;
Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.

Something special was needed, a gift that he might
Give to all without angering the left or the right.
A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
Each group of people, every religion;
Every ethnicity, every hue,
Everyone, everywhere...even you.
So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...
"May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth."

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